Real-World Modeling of the Engineering Process
Do Engineers really go through the engineering process when they are on the job? In this video, youth are guided through an engineering challenge with real engineers, modeling the engineering process. Watch as the lead engineer encourages the youth to work through the challenge by using a design thinking process that includes brainstorming, making predictions, testing and re-testing. Listen as youth are asking questions and problem solving along with the engineers.
Research suggests: Frontline staff and volunteers encourage children to emulate scientists through methodical procedures such as scientific inquiry and observation, or the engineering design process. (Next Generation Science Standards)